About half of all cancers can be prevented by reducing your risk for the disease. Some risk factors can be avoided, while others, like age or certain genes, cannot be changed. The good news is there are things you can do to lower your chance of developing certain types of cancer.
Some people who make healthy choices and do everything they can to reduce their risk may develop cancer. Others may develop cancer without having any identifiable risk factors.
Small lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet and being physically active can go a long way in reducing your risk of the disease. What is known about cancer prevention is continually evolving; however, it's well accepted that your chances of developing cancer are affected by the lifestyle choices you make. If you are concerned about cancer, take comfort in the fact that some simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference.
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APPROXIMATELY 50% OF ALL CANCERS CAN EITHER BE PREVENTED OR DETECTED EARLY BEFORE BECOMING A SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEM (Cancer Care Ontario)